The Badger pounces as Inter hurlers claim vital Victory 2012-05-15 11:55:00

The Badger pounces as Inter hurlers claim vital Championship victory

St Brigids 1-08 Naomh Fionnbarra 1-07

St Brigids Inter hurlers claimed a dramatic one point win over Naomh Fionnbarra in the Junior Championship on Sunday morning in a windswept John Paul Park. In a game that never saw more than three points separating the sides, it was Brigids who finished the stronger to claim a 1-08 to 1-07 victory. Both goals came in the opening 5 minutes with Brendan 'Badger' O Halloran pouncing on a through ball before expertly crashing the sliotar to the net after Finbarrs had taken an early lead. A sublime Willie Madden point left only a point between the teams at the break before points from Shane Egan, Stephen Moore and Dirmuid O Mahony left the Russell Park men in the ascendancy with only minutes remaining. Finbarrs tried in vain to claim something from the game, but in Willie Bourke, Willa Corbett, David Brooks and Keith Fox they met a stubborn defensive unit who ensured that it was Brigids who emerged victorious.

St Brigids: Willie Bourke, John Hanley, Glen Markey, Dave Brooks, Willie Tyrell, Joey Jordan, Willa Corbett, Keith Fox, Mick Galvin, Shane Egan (0-01), Seamus 'Fredo' Lynam, Stephen Moore (0-01), Brendan 'Badger' O Halloran (1-01), Willie Madden (0-03, 0-02 frees), Diarmuid O Mahony (0-02 - 0-01 free, 0-01 '65).

Subs: Brian Mulcahy, Cormac O Meara, Mark Ryan.

St Brigids GAA Club,
Russell Park, Navan Road, Dublin 15